SDSU opens new swine education and research facility
The swine industry is an economic powerhouse in South Dakota and Minnesota, generating important jobs and revenue and serving as a valuable customer of locally grown corn and soybeans.
South Dakota State University (SDSU) will be hosting their swine education and research facility dedication and open house Oct. 1 in Brookings, S.D.
Tours of the facility will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the program, dedication and a pork BBQ lunch.
The new facility will provide resources to elevate undergraduate animal science, pre-veterinary science and ag engineering curriculums; expand opportunities for undergrad and graduate research projects; and access facilities for Extension and public outreach efforts to educate interested stakeholders about swine production.
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) partnered with SDSU and several other commodity organizations to help create these opportunities, largely due to the amount of Minnesota ag students attending SDSU, as well as swine being soybean’s number one customer in this region.